We take a look ahead to the game with Oldham Athletic, Vale’s second away trip of the season with our OVF two minute guide…
Vale may stick with the same starting eleven that defeated Bradford City, which means Kaid Mohamed (right) will keep his place on the wing.
Rob Taylor and Joe Davis are both back in training but are not considered fit enough to be part of the matchday squad.
Oldham Athletic hope to have striker Jonson Clarke-Harris (ankle ligaments) and midfielder David Mellor available.
Possible Vale XI:
Yates – Robertson – Dickinson – Jones
Myrie-Williams – Loft – Lines – Mohammed
Hughes – Pope
“I am expecting a tough game, every game in this division is tough, it is more about us and how we go there and approach the game.”
– Jennison Myrie-Williams
“It will be a tough game, they have proved they can score goals so we are expecting nothing other than a tough game, not only because it is Oldham, I know Lee personally and he will have them organised and he will have them up for it.
– Rob Page repeats the “tough game” phrase
“You should see my house. I’ve got 500 bits of paper with all different teams on them, on the back of Dora the Explorer books and things like that. I’m picking teams of winners, teams with the best points record, my biggest, my smallest, all kinds.”
– Oldham boss Lee Johnson explains his somewhat unusual tactical plans
Vale make their first visit to Boundary Park since November 2007, when veteran striker Lee Hughes was part of an Oldham side held to a 1-1 draw.
- Vale wins: 30
- Oldham wins: 26
- Draws: 14
Last time we…
Won at Boundary Park was back in 2006. Akpo Sodje scored the winner in the 66th minute. The Oldham side contained future Vale player Paul Edwards.
Facing former employers:
Lee Hughes returns to Boundary Park in Vale colours. Hughes made 55 appearances scoring 25 times for the Latics.
Dan Jones also spent two spells on loan at Oldham. He made 23 appearances, scoring once.
Other players to appear for both sides include:
- Chris Killen
- Danny Whitaker
- Jon Bowden
- Paul ‘best player at the club’ Edwards
- Craig ‘worst player at the club’ Rocastle
- Bill Asprey
- Jim Steel
- Marc Richards
- Gareth Owen
- Leon Constantine
- Mark Grew
- Darren Beckford
Oldham announced a new crest in 2011. It replaced the old club crest that had been in existence since 1983.